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OriginOil in the Bakken Formation

From: Riggs Eckelberry
Los Angeles, April 23, 2013

Good morning!

Tick tock, tick tock…

We’re on the verge of announcing a significant commercial development in North Dakota, home of much of the Bakken Formation.

You may know that major investors are flocking to the Bakken to invest in real estate and infrastructure opportunities, as hydraulic fracturing continues to transform the landscape there.

These investments include facilities throughout the state for cleaning up the frac flowback water that returns to the surface after a frack job. We are an integral part of such developments.

Bill Charneski, head of our Oil and Gas Division, is doing a fine job of shepherding this along.

More very soon!

More scientific validation

Last year, the lab analysis that found we could remove up to 98% of the organic material in frac flowback water (see video) touched off our expansion into Oil and Gas. This analysis was repeated in Lost Hills and in Texas, with similar results.

Recently, a new analysis was done using an entirely different, fluid imaging process. It fully validates the earlier analyses.

Suffice it to say that the CEO of the analytics company commented: “Wow! What compelling evidence of the efficacy of your system.”

New weekly radio and TV show

I’m on the Pacific Surfliner as I write this, on my way to Solana Beach, near San Diego. It’s really very comfortable.

For the next few weeks I will be appearing on Robert “Sully” Sullivan’s radio and TV show, heard on 150 AM radio stations across the country and 35 million cable television homes on the CBS Radio Network, the Armed Forces Radio Network, Business Talk Radio Network, Biz Television Network, FOX Business Network and on the web in various places such as AOL Radio.

It’s a great opportunity to tremendously increase OriginOil’s reach into mainstream media. Stay tuned!

Jose Sanchez in Vienna

Jose Sanchez met with our aquaculture partner, WeFeedUs, in Pennsylvania, and reported that our partner is ready to implement our new aquaponics system this summer, and is well on the way to opening another 10 facilities in PA, NJ, MD, NY…

“So this marriage between our products and WeFeedUs Aquaponics could be very profitable to us in the future”.


Now he’s in Vienna, where he will speak at the European Algae Biomass 2013 conference tomorrow.

A revolutionary vision in the making

This key sentence in a forty-year old research paper1 gives a clue to co-inventor Nicholas Eckelberry’s next major paper:

“Algal growth was severely limited in the presence of bacteria, but the growth of bacteria was hardly affected by algae.”

So algae can’t stop bacteria, but bacteria can sure stop algae.

So, if you can do something about bacteria, then you have removed a major limitation to algae production the world over.

I can’t say more than this just now, but it is so promising.

Have a great week!

Riggs and Team
Riggs Eckelberry
President & CEO
OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL)

OriginOil Rolls Out its Oil and Gas Water Cleanup Systems (video)

1 COMPETITION BETWEEN AN ALGA AND AN AQUATIC BACTERIUM FOR PHOSPHATE1 G-Y& Rhee2 Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850 July 1972

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